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O Pioneers

O Pioneers( )
Author: Cather, Willa
Series title:Hesperus Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-1-84391-468-6
Publication Date:Nov 2013
Publisher:Hesperus Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

Anbsp;Pulitzer Prize–winning novelnbsp;celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013, this isnbsp;a tale of people struggling to carve out a life in the wilderness while battling ever-duplicitous human nature

Alexandra Bergson's father, John, is dying. He entrusts his farmstead on a desolate stretch of plain to her, rather than to her brothers. Faced with the rigors of frontier living, droughts, and penury, Alexandra only becomes more determined to carry on her...
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Book Details
Pages:178
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5 x 8 x 0.6 Inches
Book Weight:0.378 Pounds
Author Biography
Cather, Willa (Author)
Willa Siebert Cather was born in 1873 in the home of her maternal grandmother in western Virginia. Although she had been named Willela, her family always called her "Willa." Upon graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1895, Cather moved to Pittsburgh where she worked as a journalist and teacher while beginning her writing career.

In 1906, Cather moved to New York to become a leading magazine editor at McClure's Magazine before turning to writing full-time. She continued her education, receiving her doctorate of letters from the University of Nebraska in 1917, and honorary degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of California, Columbia, Yale, and Princeton.

Cather wrote poetry, short stories, essays, and novels, winning awards including the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, One of Ours, about a Nebraska farm boy during World War I. She also wrote The Professor's House, My Antonia, Death Comes for the Archbishop, and Lucy Gayheart. Some of Cather's novels were made into movies, the most well-known being A Lost Lady, starring Barbara Stanwyck.

In 1961, Willa Cather was the first woman ever voted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame. She was also inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners in Oklahoma in 1974, and the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca, New York in 1988.

Cather died on April 24, 1947, of a cerebral hemorrhage, in her Madison Avenue, New York home, where she had lived for many years.

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